We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Anais Nin Quotes
We are like sculptors, constantly carving out of others the image we long for, need, love or desire, often against reality, against their benefit, and always, in the end, a disappointment, because it does not fit them.
Electric flesh-arrows – traversing the body. A rainbow of color strikes the eyelids. A foam of music falls over the ears. It is the gong of the orgasm.
I miss the animal buoyancy of New York, the animal vitality. I did not mind that it had no meaning and no depth.
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
He had a mania for washing and disinfecting himself… For him the only danger came from the microbes that attacked the body. He had not studied the microbe of conscience which eats into the soul.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before – to test your limits – to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.